National Assembly completes question-and-answer of 4 ministers; Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc pays a visit to Canada and attends G7 Summit; public opinion pays special attention to exclusive economic zones….. are among the most outstanding information in the week.
National Assembly completes question-and-answer of 4 ministers
After three active and responsible working days, on the afternoon of June 6, 2018, the National Assembly has completed its question-an-answer content at its 5th session.
Ministers Tran Hong Ha, Nguyen VCan The, Dao Ngoc Dung and Phung Xuan Nha give direct answer to questions put by deputies
In 3 days, the deputies put a lot of questions relating to transport and communication; resources and environment; labor, war invalids and social affairs and education and training.
Deputy Prime Minister Vuong Dinh Hue on behalf of the Government reported, explained and updated the social and economic situation in May and in five months of 2018, some issues of common responsibility and the contents relating to 4 groups of issues.
Concluding the session, Chairwoman of the National Assembly Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan said that all the issues selected by the National Assembly are the big and important issues concerned by deputies and people of all walks of life.
She stressed that all the deputies had expressed their senses of responsibility to deal with the hot and debatable issues of the day. Apart from the results, there are still certain problems that need determination tp have better solutions so as create practical and effective changes in the coming time, thus meeting the expectations of the voters and people nationwide./.
70th anniversary of Uncle Ho’s call for patriotic emulation
On the morning of June 3, 2018, in Hanoi, the Party Central Committee, the National Assembly, the State President, the Government and the Central Committee of the Vietnam Fatherland Front held a grand ceremony of the 70th anniversary of the Day when President Ho Chi Minh released a Call for Patriotic Emulation (June 11, 1948 – June 11, 2018).
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc presents the emulation flag of the Government to the leading unit in the 2017 emulation movement
Speaking at the event, Vice President Dang Thi Ngoc Thinh affirmed that in the past 70 years, the Call for Patriotic Emulation of President Ho Chi Minh had become the call for the start of the patriotic emulation movement of the whole country under the leadership of the Communist Party of Vietnam.
On March 4, 2008, the Prime Minister of the Government issued a decision to take June 11 as the annual patriotic emulation day.
Speaking at the ceremony, General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong warmly welcomed and commended heroes, emulation fighters and other advanced examples nationwide.
The call for patriotic emulation of President Ho Chi Minh has remained the movement of historic significance with the theoretical and practical value in the national construction and defense./.
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc pays a visit to Canada and attends G7 Summit
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc will attend expanded G7 Summit and pay a visit to Canada at the invitation of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on June 8-10, 2018.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau pays an official visit to Vietnam and attends APEC 2017 in November 2017
This is the second time Vietnam is invted to attend expanded G& Summit and the first time Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc pays a visit to Canada.
In the context that the two countries commemorate the 45th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relationship and upgrade the relationship to the comprehensive partnership, the visit to Canada and attendance of the expanded G7 Summit is aimed at enhancing the mutual understanding and trust, making a contribution to boosting the Vietnam-Canada relationship in an ever more substantial and effective manner.
After attending the expanded G7 Summit, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc will visit Canada in the context that the Vietnam-Canada relationship has achieved a lot of positive developments in terms of political diplomacy, economy and trade, education and training, people-to-people exchanges, especially the two countries have raised to the comprehensive partnership in late 2017.
This is again affirmed Vietnam’s consistent policy on attaching importance to the friendly relationship and cooperation with Canada./.
World Bank improves forecast of Vietnam’s economic growth
Vietnam is predicted to be the second fastest growing economy in the Asia-the Pacific region this year, after Cambodia.
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The World Bank forecasts that in 2018 Vietnam will achieve 7.38% economic growth in 2018, the highest in 10 years.
In the medium term, however, it is predicted that the economic growth will gradually decrease, only around 6.6% and 6.5% for 2019 and 2020. This result should go to the strong development of agricultural production and the export-oriented production. The FDI flow continues to come strongly thanks to the better policy on attracting foreign investment./.
Two Vietnamese universities listed top among 1,000 world leading universities
The National Universities of Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi have become the first two representatives of Vietnam to be listed in the global prestigious ranking.
The two universities of Vietnam appear for the first time on the QS World University Ranking
On June 6, the QS educational organization published the QS World University Rankings for 1,011 leading universities. For the first time, Vietnam has the National University of Ho Chi Minh City is ranked in the 701-750 group and the National University of Hanoi is ranked 801-1.000 group.
Ranking top are the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Stanford University, Havard University and the California Institute of Technology of the USA continues to occupy the top four positions in 2018. The two following positions are Oxford University and Cambridge University of Britain.
In Asian region, the National University of Singapore and the Nanyang University of Technology of Singapore are ranked in the 11th and 12th position, becoming the top universities in the Asian region./.
Special attention paid to the draft law on special economic zone
On the morning of June 7, 2018, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc had a quick exchange with the press in the corridor of the National Assembly about the draft law on the Special Administrative – Economic Zones of Van Don, Bawc Van Phong and Phu Quoc.
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc says in terms of the special zones, what is important to create favorable mechanism and investment and business environment, not the preferences concerning land
The Prime Minister said that the Government had submitted the draft law on the special administrative – economic zones to the National Assembly for consideration and there are a lot of opinions from the people of all walks of life contributed to the draft. “This is the patriotic spirit worth being welcomed” – he said.
The Government is listening the public opinion so as to be able to adjust if necessary in an attempt to have a law that could make a contribution to national development, creating favorable business environment, maintaining independence, sovereignty and ensuring the long-term development.
Concerning the duration of 99 years for land lease, the Prime Minister said that this stipulation is only applied to the special case that needs big capital. However, through the opinions of the people, the Government and the National Assembly will listen to these opinions so as to be able to adjust to be suitable to the situation, but it will guarantee the ever-lasting, independent and sustainable development of the nation.
What is important for a special administrative-economic zone is to create the favorable mechanism, the investment and business environment, not the preferences for land lease./.
Proposals on agriculture sent to Prime Minister
At the Forum on Agriculture – Solution for Development of Vietnamese Agricultural Products held in Hanoi on June 5, 2018, a lot of opinions were contributed to determining the priority market and application of technology in processing.
Litchi of Vietnam is exported now to Australia, US and Japan
There are two solutions to processing and market: in terms of processing, an international forum is needed to attract the intensive and extensive participation of economic sectors, enterprises, societies, especially the international community.
On the other hand, it is necessary to boost the process of agricultural production in a concentrated and large-scale manner, because agricultural production of Vietnam is now still fragmented, failing to ensure the food quality and safety. Processing should follow a uniform process so as to be able to build a large-scale production with lower costs and guaranteed quality.
In terms of market, the domestic market with 100 million people is a great potential market. However, we are still failing to solve the post-harvest problems, so, the price is still high. On the other hand, it is necessary to coordinate with the farmers to help them well aware of the large-scale production./.
Standing Deputy Secretary of Ho Chi Minh City Party Committee Tat Thanh Cang proposed to be disciplined
The Investigation Committee of Ho Chi Minh City Party Committee on June 4, 2018 published the results of inquiry into the violation of the Tan Thuan Single-member Company of Investment and Construction concerning the Phuoc Kien, Nha Be residential project.
(Photo: Tat Thanh Cang)
The Phước Kiến residential project with Tan Thuan Company as its investor was approved by the People’s Committee of Ho Chi Minh City since early 2009, yet nothing had been done, leading to the expiry of the project in 2013. Tan Thuan Company attempted to transfer the land to Quoc Cuong Company, Gia Lai, at variance with the stipulations in Article 3 of the Regulations on management and use of the land and houses.
Due to the violation of the regulations on the project, the City’s Standing Party Committee on April 18, 2017 requested Tan Thuan Company to negotiate with its partner to abrogate the contract. The wrongdoings were committed by the leaders of Tan Thuan Company. The Investigation Committee decided to discipline the individuals of Tan Thuan Company, particularly Tat Thanh Cang, member of the Party Central Committee, Standing Deputy Secretary of Ho Chi Minh City Party Committee was asked to be disciplined for having violated the stipulations of the State concerning the management of the assets of the State./.
VTV is yet to buy copy right of World Cup 2018
Having negotiated since 2016, the Vietnam Television (VTV) is yet to sign the copy right of World Cup 2018, when the competition is round the corner.
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The negotiation with the Infront Sports &Media Company based in Singapore started in 2016, yet until today, no agreement is yet to be made, because the Infront Sports & Media Company has not yet agreed to reduce the copy right costs, when the World Cup 2018 is drawing near.
To solve the problem, VTV should need the assistance from some big economic groups just in the same way as Thailand has done when it has the participation of 9 big economic groups. On the other hand, Ho Chi Minh City Television also asked VTV to overcome the difficulties together by sharing the copy right./.